Zdenko Killinger, Kristína Brázdilová, Eva Lalcíková, Daniel Čierny, Juraj Payer
The constantly rising incidence of fractures especially in older patients has an unfavorable effect not only on morbidity, but also on mortality of these patients. Not every fracture is due to osteoporosis. Therefore, differential diagnosis of other causes of fractures or of secondary osteoporosis is essential in suspicious cases. Authors present an overview of the most common benign and malignant diseases associated with fractures, with emphasis on the differential diagnosis against osteoporosis.